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The Jane Austen Summer Program is delighted to announce its sixth annual symposium, Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror”! The events will take place June 14-17, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Carrboro, NC and at various locations on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, NC. Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on the gothic-inspired novels. They also will partake in an English tea, dance at a Regency-style masquerade ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The discussions will consider Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein in their historical contexts as well as their afterlives in fiction and film. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to established scholars, K-12 teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and Austen fans—anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend!
For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit the program’s website janeaustensummer.org or follow the program at facebook.com/janeaustensummer or via twitter, @JASPhotline. You may also contact us at janeaustensummer@unc.eduEarly bird registration ends April 2, 2018!